I went to the Iron City Bike Night last week in downtown Pittsburgh.
I only took two pictures, there were a lot of stock-ish Harley's but this cover stood out.
I went to the Starlite car cruise in Wexford, PA Friday night. Of the ~2000 cars that attended, here are some highlights.
Cool old pickup. It would be cooler if it was ~12" lower.
I thought of Jason when I saw this mint old Omni!
Then I rounded the corner... and look what I found!
Billy's high school dream car.
I approached this from the side - two turbos!
Then I walked to the other side... FOUR TURBOZZZ!!!!
Badass Dodge dually.
Back to work. I finished sanding the front engine crossmember, it's ready for primer.
I had a little bit of a scare this week, I noticed one of the scratches on my engine block looked a lot like a crack.
I bought a dye penetrant test kit to check it out.
Let the penetrant soak in
Then wipe off the penetrant and spray it with developer. If a crack is present, the penetrant will wick out of the crack and turn the developer red.
False alarm! Tis but a scratch.
Here is what a real crack looks like. I cracked the edge of this waterpump housing, around the hole.
I needed to make a bolt for the power steering pump pivot. The OEM bolt is an M11 shoulder bolt, which isn't available in stainless steel to match all my other bolts. I bought a larger bolt, turned it down, and re-threaded it to the smaller thread.
The kitties helped.
From left to right - the original steel bolt, the stainless bolt I started with, and the finished pivot bolt.
I turned a few more bolt heads for the alternator, A/C compressor, and power steering pump mounting brackets.